More rains predicted across Pakistan till April 29

More rains predicted across Pakistan till April 29

Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and multiple weather models have predicted that Pakistan may experience a series of moderate to intense weather systems from April 17 to 29.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs), and other relevant departments to brace for intense rainfall and thunderstorms till April 29 across the country.

Viewing the weather forecast, the NDMA directed the departments to remain vigilant and be prepared to respond to any emergent situations.

“It is imperative for the departments to ensure the pre-placement of machinery and the availability of relevant staff in vulnerable areas,” it said in a press release.

“Local departments are urged to sensitise residents living along riverbanks and associated nullahs about the expected increase in water flows, and to facilitate timely evacuation of at-risk populations from low-lying and flood-prone areas as per evacuation plans.

Additionally, citizens are advised to take precautionary measures, such as staying away from electric poles and weak infrastructure, and refrain from driving or walking in waterways,” it added.

The NDMA advised farmers, cattle owners, tourists, and travellers to remain cautious during this period, checking weather and road conditions before travelling, and taking necessary steps to protect crops, livestock, and personal safety.